These are archives of electronic books available on the Internet. Some of the databases require usernames and passwords, which will be freely made available on request. And for others, all you need is to click on the links provided. Below are a few of them:

ProQuest Ebook Central

Proquest Ebook Central contains ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas along with powerful research tools. The platform’s intuitive, user-centric design makes it faster and easier to discover, evaluate, and access titles while increasing user engagement with time-saving tools for note-taking, highlighting, and instant citing. Users can read online or take advantage of offline reading options including DRM free chapter downloads and full book downloads. Accessing ProQuest Ebook Central off-campus requires a username and a password that can be requested online and validated by any e-librarian on duty.

PDF Drive

PDF Drive is a free search engine that allows you to search, preview and download millions of e-books files into your devices. PDF Drive has over 92,546,268 eBooks for you to download for free. No annoying ads, no download limits. PDF Drive library stays up-to-date, while continuously growing and offering you an enormous database to search.


The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a service of the OAPEN Foundation and OpenEdition. DOAB provides open access to over 854 Academic peer-reviewed books from 25 publishers.

Cornell University Library E-Books

Free access to over 70,000 full-text electronic books from the holdings of the libraries of Cornell University.

Project Gutenberg

With over 60,559 free e-books to download, Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”. It was founded in 1971 by American writer Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library.

Library Genesis

Library Genesis is a search engine for articles and books on various topics, which allows free access to content that is otherwise paywalled or not digitized elsewhere. Among others, it carries PDFs of content from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect web-portal.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive offers over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. The Internet Archive is an American digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.” It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials.

Online Library of Liberty

The Online Library of Liberty is an extensive digital library of scholarly works focused on individual liberty and free markets. From Art and Economics to Law and Political Theory, the OLL provides a curated collection of resources available to download at no charge.

FULafia eBooks

This is an offline library accessible on the Intranet that stores content digitally and is accessible anywhere within the University with computers. The library has over 13,312 e-books in the database.